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Song: What Is It Trying To Tell You? By Penny Maday

 

Each of us has a story. This story is the journey we call our life, and within that life is a song.

It’s your Heart Song.

It has taken me almost 40 years to fully understand and appreciate that each person we encounter, from the clerk at the grocery store to the people with whom we have relationships, comes into our lives for a reason or a season, to teach us something or for us to teach them. These lessons may be contained in a moment of simple kindness or courtesy, a smile or shared laughter, or something far greater. Sometimes people, moments, or experiences come to help us find our heart song.

What is a Heart Song?

I believe it is that which calls to you deeply from your emotional and spiritual center as well as your heart chakra – it may be a secret, as yet undiscovered by you – but it calls to you just the same.

It is your connection to the Divine, it’s that which makes your inner light shine, it’s your soul’s true purpose.

If you haven’t found it yet, listen deeply to your inner Self.


Finding Your Heart Song

Let go of chatter, noise, distraction, roles, ideas, labels, and lower energy emotions.

Be prepared to dive into your pain, loss, love, joy and be prepared to surrender everything – the people, places, things, beliefs and ideas that no longer serve you in order to find this knowing.

What holds you back? It’s simple enough to say, that energetically – everything is either fear or love, and while this is true – there are layers of Becoming, where fear can serve us, if only to hear, in brief moments our Heart song.

In between all the things that do not work in your life, you will hear it –  in moments of silence, solitude or when you are at peace; the song plays.

And, in other ways, it sits hidden beneath the layers of life, waiting for us – in loss, illness, addiction, brokenness, depression, failed relationships, financial crisis, and so much more. Are you listening? What is it trying to tell you?

Your Heart Song will affirm that you are on track or speaks loudly in a multitude of ways, that you, dear one – have gone off course. It asks, “Are you listening?”

But your logical mind, dripping in fear says, “If I do, then what?”


Listen to Your Heart Song

Awakening takes courage and responsibility. Sometimes it means leaving others behind, or walking away from all the things we’ve built in our lives. It just all depends on how far you’ve been off your path, how long it’s been since you listened to your Heart Song.

It’s OK, but just ask yourself – When was the last time you heard it?

When you were 5 years old and played with paint? When you were 10 years old, playing the piano?  When you were 15 and got a home run? When you were 20 and traveled to Japan? When you were 40 and your marriage fell apart? When you were 50 and had a heart attack?  Did you hear it then, and did you finally listen?

What did it tell you? What is it, you were meant to do with this one wild and precious life? You know. You’ve always known, but the answer contains all the words you are afraid to speak, because you think that if you say it out loud, it will float out into the real world, away from your secret thoughts and dreams and then what on earth will you do?

Only you truly have the answer that fits your life, this is your Heart Song, which is as unique and precious as you are. But let me say this, take a look at someone you know (or know of) who lives a life filled with joy and purpose – I promise you, they have listened to the sound of their Heart, its song plays loud and clear, and yours can too.

8 Crucial Ways To Relax Your Mind, Body And Spirit By Paisley Hansen

Stress and anxiety are routine for most people, whether they want to acknowledge it or not. Between keeping up with work and family matters, not to mention the constant whirl of the 24-hour news cycle, daily life can feel overwhelming. Completely eliminating these emotions is impractical.

The key is to know how to relax and practice stress-relieving activities when natural breaks between scheduled pursuits permit. There are a variety of methods for doing this. Try practicing the following:

SEE ALSO: The Practicing Yoga Beginner: 3 Strategies To Build Resilience

1) Getting outside yourself

There’s no doubt that taking care of others’ needs can be stressful at times. However, focusing on others for a while allows you to put yourself in their shoes and get you out of yours. Something as small as lending someone your ear for an hour will not only make you feel good about helping someone, but it’ll also take your mind off your own stressors.

2) Unplugging

Cellphones, computers, and tablets — you need your devices, but it’s also important to completely disengage from them for a while every day. Time spent on devices has been found to be directly correlated with increased anxiety and depression. Go outside in the sun, sit and talk in person with a friend, take a nap, or read a book (the paper kind).

3) Loving yourself

Some people are continually giving to everyone but themselves, and being left with nothing but stress and fatigue. You must take care of yourself to adequately care for others, so why not treat yourself with the same devotion as you would a loved one? Take time to pamper yourself, especially after a stressful day. Try to remember that anxiety is also biochemical, and a substance like CBD can enhance your biochemistry.

4) Learning yourself

No one knows you better than you. Self-awareness is not a one-size-fits-all proposition. Different people find different things relaxing. A long run may be a stress-buster for one, whereas another person may decrease stress by taking a nap or watching a comedy. Find what works best for you and try to fit it into your daily life.

5) Being in the moment

Mindfulness meditation is the practice of being completely in the moment; you’re fully aware of your surroundings and your actions in the here and now. At the same time, you’re staying focused and at peace; you’re not allowing your environment or thoughts to overwhelm you. Whatever you’re doing — you don’t even have to be sitting still, or sitting at all — be mindful of all your senses and for the moment, refrain from living in the past or in the future.

6) Walking

Walking is not only great for your physical health, but it’s also a great stress-reducer. Endorphins are boosted on a brisk walk of at least 30 minutes; they make you feel good while also reducing stress hormones like cortisol. Regular exercise can improve your overall body image and mood. So, whether you’re outside or inside, alone or with a group of friends, walking will decrease fatigue while increasing your energy levels. Meanwhile, it has a calming effect on your brain, improving memory and focus and developing “involuntary attention” (i.e., the ability to reflect while remaining aware). Try mindfulness meditation while walking.

7) Playing

Sometimes you need to summon your inner child, let go and play. Frolic with your kids and your dog, participate in a pickup basketball game or join an adult kickball league. Don’t do it for the exercise, just get out and play simply for the fun of it. Try to get your friends and family to partake.

8) Power napping

A power nap of 30 minutes or less can sometimes make all the difference when it comes to your energy level and emotional state. Take half of your lunch hour for a quick nap. It’ll be like a mini-vacation that’ll likely ease the rest of the workday. It’s important for your mental and physical health to learn to conquer your feelings of stress and anxiety. It’ll take some time and effort at first, but as soon as you put these techniques into daily practice, you’ll be on the road to a happier, healthier life.

Quotes from Maya Angelou

Quotes from Maya Angelou

  1. I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
  2. There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.
  3. You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.
  4. We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.
  5. I’ve learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision.
  6. If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.
  7. Nothing will work unless you do.
  8. I’ve learned that making a living is not the same thing as making a life.
  9. My mission in life is not merely to survive, but the thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.
  10. Prejudice is a burden that confuses the past, threatens the future and renders the present inaccessible.
  11. Courage is the most important of all the virtues, because without courage you can’t practice any other virtue consistently. You can practice any virtue erratically, but nothing consistently without courage.
  12. It is one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself, to forgive. Forgive everybody.
  13. If you find it in your heart to care for somebody else, you will have succeeded.
  14. Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.
  15. Listen to yourself and in that quietude you might hear the voice of God.

What are the Best Materials for a DIY Face Mask

Afew weeks ago, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) urged people to wear sanitary protection to prevent the spread of COVID-19. This protective gear included gloves, hand sanitizer, and most importantly, face masks. Upon reception of this global message, millions of people began ordering these masks online or rushing to local retailers to buy face masks in bulk. Needles to say, stock outs were inevitable. So the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had to come up with a plan B: “How can we [health officials] ensure that every American has access to protective facial gear?” With low face mask supplies and high demand, manufacturers and producers were struggling to keep up, they couldn’t be relied on to meet the existing demand. Therefore, the FDA only had one available solution: improvisation. This quickly translated to DIY face masks.

In fact, health officials recommend you make your own face mask right at home. But in order to do so, you’ll require the most resilient materials as well as a step-by-step tutorial on how to actually make a mask. Lucky for you, our DIY face mask guide will give you all of the right tools to get started.

Are face masks actually helpful?

In the earlier weeks of the pandemic, the CDC reported that face masks — commercially sold and homemade alike — were unlikely to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Later on, the CDC started pushing the use of protective face gear to flatten the curve. The CDC’s abrupt switch in gears caused confusion among the people: “are face masks useless or vital after all?” It turns out that the CDC had initially labeled them as unnecessary because officials feared that face masks would be hoarded by the people and unavailable to frontline workers. Officials then specified that face masks, whether DIY or store bought, are actually extremely helpful in protecting others (and yourself) from the virus. Face masks are especially useful in preventing people with “silent infections” from contaminating others.

Did you know that people with “silent infections” are asymptomatic virus carriers? They test positive for COVID-19 and can successfully transmit it without ever feeling sick. This could potentially mean that maybe we or you or your neighbor has it without even knowing. So please, do your job in protecting others and wear a mask.

What materials should you use?

According to Healthline, a surgical mask filters 60 to 65 percent of particles. By using the below materials, your DIY face mask will achieve equal or higher filtration capacity:

  • According to a study conducted by the American Chemical Society, a face mask made out of a tightly woven cotton sheet and two layers of chiffon, natural silk, or flannel can filter up to 90 percent of chemicals. That’s as effective as a N95 mask!
  • You can also make a face mask using cotton quilts and cotton polyester batting. These materials will offer equal filtration quality.
  • Unable to get your hands on the above materials? Try using a doubled up 600-thread count pillowcase. Hold it up to the light. If you can see right through it, it won’t do. You want a dense, thick, and tightly woven fabric for greater filtration capacity.
  • Doctors recommend using t-shirts made out of quilter’s cotton which can filter up to 80 percent of the air’s particles. Nonethless, traditional cotton t-shirts, pajamas, bandanas, hand towels, and scarves remain reliable materials you can use to make a face mask.

Now that you have all of the fabric you need, let’s get to work, shall we?

How to make a face mask?

For the purpose of this tutorial, we’ll be using a cotton t-shirt — now let’s get into it!

Step 1: Cut off a 15×20-inch rectangle from the chest area of your t-shirt.

Step 2: Lay it on a flat surface and fold both top and bottom edges to the (imaginary) middle line.

Step 3: Repeat Step 2.

Step 4: Add one rubber band to each side of your face mask. Fold opposing edges towards the center of the mask. You can now safely wear your DIY face mask.

Just like that, you’re doing your part in flattening the curve!

Handling Your Money, Emotions, & Romance Under Venus Retrograde By Demetrius Harrison

That’s right folks. As of May 13, Venus – the planet ruling your love, beauty, and values – is literally moving backward, and will continue to do so in an airy Gemini fashion until June 25. During this time, your relationships and emotions may be extremely heightened – making them feel chaotic, even consuming you in a larger-than-life manner.

What most people don’t realize is that Planet Venus also rules art and money. So, as you’re overwhelmed by that ex who has suddenly come back into your life or that breakup you just can’t seem to get over, prepare for a shakeup in the way you handle money, and your surroundings to be thrown into the mix as well.

However, don’t let this freak you out. Don’t let it freak you out that Geminis, Cancers, and Sagittariuses will be most impacted by this retrograde. I’m going to walk you through how to handle each facet of life Venus Retrograde may rattle for you.

Love, love, love

As Venus moves backward, so will the parts of your life it has influence over. Being that Venus empowers your romance and pleasures, it’s only normal for closed doors in your love life to re-open. In other words, you may find that a past lover reaches out to you between now and June 25, or you may find yourself thinking so much about a past romance that you reach out to them.

If you’re in a relationship, your emotions may feel heightened. Perhaps your communication with a past romance could be diverting your attention from your partner, causing friction, or you two could be finding yourselves butting heads more often than normal. Keep in mind that Venus Retrograde only happens every two years. With this being said, if you’re in a relationship with someone you weren’t with two years ago, having already experienced life under a Venus Retrograde with them, this may bring you two to feel some kind of disconnect toward each other as your reminisce on the past.

While your decisions are forever yours, I recommend handling them with care. Understand that the universe has everyone’s emotions out of sorts right now and there’s nothing we can do about it. In fact, trying to do something about it may result in more damage than simply carrying on would. With regard to new romance, proceed with caution. This may not be the best time for casual hookups and flings as unfinished business with an ex could be the underlying motive.

With regard to reaching out to an ex, or accepting an ex’s offer to romance, don’t be so quick so no, but also don’t be so quick to say yes. Even more importantly, don’t get so caught up in the firey concept that “the love of your life has returned”. When you move quickly, you die early. Keep that in mind if this scenario applies to you, and as always, go with your gut feeling.

Money and your surroundings

I’ll bluntly say that right now is not the time to make changes in your physical appearance. Saying this, avoid cutting or dying your hair, drastic changes to your wardrobe or home decor, ridding yourself of facial hair, etc. Your fiscal tank correlates to your surroundings. This is not the time to invest in major purchases. In fact, avoid shopping altogether – besides quarantine necessities, of course. Avoid get-rich-quick schemes, and avoid too-good-to-be-true purchases.

Instead, take this time to re-evaluate. If you’re an entrepreneur, reassess your business plan. If you’re a single parent, reassess your budget. Here’s a resource with financial tips to survive a COVID-19 layoff or furlough. If you’re a younger Gen X/Millennial, take the time to rack up your money as if it’s the last time in life you’ll have to do so.

When you do spend, spend your money on responsible doings. On top of quarantine shopping such as groceries, consider purchases that will benefit your community altogether – such as digitally giving to a church or food bank. It’s more important now than ever we use our energy for good rather than for selfish deeds. On top of retrograde leaving the bulk of us emotionally vulnerable, the Coronavirus still has many of our neighbors physically vulnerable. We all have the power to help make the lives of someone around us just a little bit easier, and if a Venus Retrograde under a pandemic isn’t the perfect time to do so, I don’t know when will be.

Maintain your peace

Don’t let a Venus Retrograde scare you. You still have all of the power to remain in control of yourself, and you’re still you. The universe is just testing us right now, and it’s your time to prove to the universe that you have the strength to do what’s right for you. Why? Who knows. However, you can always push through.

Continue any mindful practices you’ve had before the retrograde, and it wouldn’t hurt to pick up a couple of extra meditative practices to help give yourself a natural boost until June 25.

Stay calm, and keep pushing on.

I promise…

I promise to…make every effort … I will fail at times, I will try to be better… 

Be more mindful with my words.

Be as present as possible, and aware of how I affect the people around me, especially You.

Work on my issue of insecurity and fear of abandonment.

To communicate in a kind manner.

To be honest while considering the information before sharing it.

Give you the benefit of the doubt.

Look on the positive/bright side of things.

Encourage you.

To continue to work on myself.

Consider your feelings, not just mine.

Give the time we need to grow and get to know each other.

Thankful, Grateful & Blessed! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My needs in a romantic relationship

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My needs in a romantic relationship:

~ Attention, calls, text, plans to get together, time spent together

~ Respect, honest and clear communication, mindfulness, kindness

~ Sex, touch, kissing, sensually & intimately connecting

~ Safety, knowing that we are both as invested in our relationship as the other

~ Similar Relationship goals

~ Planning ahead, makes me feel safe. The opposite makes feel unsafe, not worthy, not seen or cared for.

~ Knowing without a doubt that we are both in it, not willing to give up easily, or threaten each other to get a reaction, but only damaging an already fragile state of the relationship.

Thankful, Grateful & Blessed! 

~

 

Why Consciousness Is The Glue That Holds Our Reality Together By Sam Boomer

When you hear the word consciousness, the first thing that probably comes to mind is your thoughts. To be conscious is a mental faculty. But that doesn’t communicate its full meaning. It’s a part of the equation, but it doesn’t represent the whole picture.

Consciousness defies the categorization we like to place on most other things we encounter. It can’t be put into a box, because in many ways, it is the box that everything else is contained within. It’s a universal constant, a conduit, mind, and matter all rolled into one. How exactly do you go about defining something so all-encompassing of a concept such as this? You can’t. But you can examine certain qualities. The most intriguing of these is the role it plays in holding our reality together – that of an intelligent, thought-responsive force that accounts for 90% of the supposed empty space that exists in our universe.

The space in between

This concept of the space in between things has been the source of intense speculation by mainstream science. There has been no official name given to it as such. But there have been numerous independent researchers who’ve christened it with different names such as the morphogenetic field, the quantum field, and the divine matrix, to name a few.

However, it’s not a new concept – and it’s definitely not an invention. The idea of a subtle force that unites all things is a discovery and one that’s been referenced by several cultures through history. Perhaps the most famous of these accounts is found within the creation story of the Hopi Indians. In it, they cite a deity called grandmother spider as the spinner of a web – creating consciousness – and giving life to all things.

Given its mention in folklore, it’s clear that the consciousness field, as we know it has existed for a very long time. Although it may be part of a belief system that doesn’t resonate with you, the fact these stories exist is quite telling. However, our modern science does somewhat fall in line with this thinking with their own narrative in the ‘big bang’. It may just be a theory, but there is a fair amount of supporting evidence that goes some way to making it credible. At the inception of our universe, all matter was condensed into an incomprehensible point of singularity. It was the densest of the densest of the dense. When it exploded, it created all known space and time both on the seen and unseen layers of our reality.

Scientific proof

Recent developments in quantum physics have gone some way to supporting the big bang. The most compelling of these is quantum entanglement. The basic premise says that once two particles have come into contact with each other, their behavior becomes interlinked. They remain forever connected. There have been multiple experiments that back up this assertion that examine the behavior of photons – quantum light particles.

In one experiment, scientists managed to split a single photon, creating two separate particles. They were then fired from one another in opposite directions. It was found that although the particles were physically separate at this point, they behaved identically, taking the same forks in the path they were fired down over a distance of 14 miles.

The experiment was repeated multiple times resulting in the same outcome. These findings couldn’t be written off as anomalous data, attributed to chance or any other variable. The two photons in question were still clearly linked to one another. They had to be communicating. However, the discovery that was truly ground-breaking was that for this to be the case, the signals between these two photons would have to be faster than the speed of light – a supposed universal constant. Their behavior was instantaneous, and so completely shattered our traditional laws of physics.

So how is this possible? The answer lies in the space between our visible reality. It’s that space in between the conduit of consciousness. “When the big bang happened, it didn’t occupy a part of space. It was space itself.” Consciousness is reality. It’s the matter and intelligent force that keeps everything entangled.

Connections everywhere

Everything is connected. If a photon can be split in two and still share a connection, then what about all of the matter that was blown out from the big bang? It all came from a point of singularity, meaning the same force is at play throughout our entire universe. It confirms that our reality taken as a whole is really one huge mass of sentience. In effect, it’s a super being of consciousness experiencing itself through trillions upon trillions of micro-interactions.

In the meta sense, consciousness is the force that binds the universe together. It’s the very fabric of our reality. But it’s also physicality itself since mind and matter are both parts of the same whole. There really is no division between the consciousness we perceive as intent and the world that we interact with using touch. Consciousness isn’t so much the glue that holds our reality together more so than it is reality itself.

7 Signs You Are Truly Woke By Frank M. Wanderer Ph.D.

How can you open your eyes to the world you don’t see?

Allow me to draw your attention to an apparently surprising thing. If I told you that now, when you are reading these lines, you are in fact asleep, you would certainly believe that I have gone mad. You are awake, you are concentrating your attention to reading, and you are aware of your environment as well. You can see the furniture of your room, you can hear the call of the birds from the nearby forest. You are also aware of your thoughts and emotions. How can anyone claim that you are asleep at this very moment?

Naturally, you – just like everyone else – sleep at night. Yes, sometimes you see dreams while you sleep, but right now it is daytime, you are awake. So how could you see dreams?

You Imagine a Whole World Around Yourself

I believe that you do not only sleep at night, but also during the daytime. I believe that in your present state of consciousness, your greatest illusion is that you think you are awake. I believe that in your present existence, your greatest illusion is when you think that you are alert. What I see is that in your present state of consciousness you are asleep, and at present you are dreaming, and what you see and hear are all parts of your dream.

Your nighttime sleep is only different from your daytime sleep in that in the night, your dreams are less active. During the day, you imagine a whole world around you, and you play an active role in that dream. Your personal history takes place in that world, and identifying with that world shapes your personal identity. At present, you are dreaming that as a part of your personal history you are reading these lines while identifying with the role of the spiritual seeker, and you are outraged by what you are actually reading.

The question may arise, why do I claim that you are asleep and dreaming now? Well, from the state of consciousness I call Alertness, I can see that you are asleep, you believe yourself to be a separate self, you are a captive of the works of your mind.

You are not Present

What is the evidence for me to say that you are now asleep and, as a citizen of a dreamland, you are dreaming that you are awake? It is because you are not present. To be present means that you are fully alert, attentive, and conscious in the present moment. Whatever you do, you do that fully consciously, you focus your entire attention on that particular activity.

Do you feel free to declare that you are present in every moment of your life? What does it mean to be awake? It has happened to all of us that we have come under the spell of a moment, at some time during our life. A beautiful landscape, a sunset, a beautiful piece of art, the rhythm of music enchanted us. It may even happen that we are just lost in the silence of a peaceful moment. The identification with the forms and shapes loosens a little bit for a short while, and in that instant, we may experience an entirely different state of consciousness.

How to Tell When You are Woke

Here are 7 qualities of awakened people:

  • When our identification with a form ceases, a new space is generated between us and the form, and we are able to recognize that we are not identical to that form.
  • We virtually step out of the psychological time frame, we stop mulling over injuries of the past, and do not build our identity for the future.
  • Ego disappears, telling personal history stops, and the line of our accustomed identity is broken.
  • We are awake and only the present moment exists for us. Our soul is permeated by the quiet of the Miracle that is the consciousness and the joy of the existence.
  • We are free and independent of the forms and shapes, and of the necessity of choosing from them. All our suffering and problems have vanished, we are surrounded by peace and tranquility.
  • There is only the pure existence. We are eyewitnesses, contemplating the dance of forms and shapes around us. We do not identify with anything, we are a consciousness free of the obligation to make choices.
  • We accept life as it is, and it is not done under pressure, since that acceptance is the result of our complete freedom.

In that state of consciousness, an entirely new dimension of existence opens up for us, showing us existence from a completely new perspective. The unity behind the controversies is revealed in front of our eyes, and we no longer insist on looking on the sunny side of life, as we are able to discover beauty on the dark side too.

Everything will be quiet and peaceful in us. We are beyond all good and evil, we are a mere consciousness that does not analyze or judge, only contemplate. We realize that the same contemplating soul lives in everybody, so the differences between human beings are only superficial, and deep inside we are all the same. Experiencing that unity will bring us the ecstasy of life, the perfect joy of existence.

29 Gemstone meanings and uses

29 Gemstone meanings and uses

Here’s a basic breakdown of the major crystals and their meaning. Keep in mind that energy affects the physical, and these stones are commonly accepted by many healers in the spiritual community to interact with particular ailments.

1) Amethyst meaning

Amethyst is a stone of inner wisdom. It offers peaceful, centered awareness and enhances psychic and mental abilities and beauty. Amethyst also helps overcome addictions and protects in stressful situations.

Best used for: Protection against fear and feelings of guilt, instilling calmness, alleviating anxiety, and pleasant dreams


2) Lapis Lazuli Meaning

Highly valued by ancient Egyptians, the Lapis stone relieves anxiety, insomnia, strengthens the immune system, cures sore throats, and headaches. Lapis also helps to open both the third eye and throat chakras in meditation as well as lead to greater creativity, spiritual enlightenment, wisdom, and self-expression. Known for awakening respect and compassion within ourselves, the power of one of the oldest spiritual stones will aid in harnessing your individual personal truth.

Best used for:  Harnessing wisdom, spiritual enlightenment, creativity

3) Malachite meaning

Malachite meaningThis magnificent gemstone is associated with the heart chakra. It provides powerful grounding energy that clears obstructions, blockages, and helps avert confusion and apathy. Malachite helps with business success & meditation. Malachite is a very important earth stone: it helps one break unwanted ties and then connects to and works with healing earth energies. It’s also thought to protect against radiation pollution. Keep malachite near microwaves, televisions, and other potentially harmful technology rays.

Best used for:  Strengthening the immune system, travel, treatment of travel sickness & vertigo

4) Rose Quartz meaning

One of the most commonly used stones in many forms of healing, Rose quartz is beneficial in dissolving emotional wounds, fears, and helps to cultivate divine loving energy as it directly correlates to the heart chakra. Wearing rose quartz is excellent during times of trauma or crisis as it strengthens empathy, sensitivity, and aids in the acceptance of necessary change. In addition, it’s an excellent stone for comforting grief.

Best used for:  Healing emotional wounds, cultivating divine love, improving compassion & friendships

5) Turquoise meaning

Turquoise meaningTurquoise is a valued power stone. It will strengthen and align all of the Chakras and can be used to cleanse your energy centers. It’s said to fade in color when worn by sick, unhealthy, or depressed individuals as well as deepen in color when worn by a healthy individual. As a meditation tool, the gem can assist in clearing your mind, opening you to the Universal All. Use Turquoise to attune to the spiritual plane or provide protection during vision quests or astral travel.

Best used for:  Exhaustion, depression, anxiety attacks, aids respiratory system ailments

6) Jade meaning

Jade is commonly associated with good luck and friendship. Jade signifies wisdom gathered in tranquility and is excellent for healing feelings of guilt, dispelling negative energies and those in need of aid in forging their own path. This stone is most valued for its metaphysical properties and has been revered in ancient cultures as a means of accessing the spiritual world. Gain insight into ritualistic knowledge, encourage creativity, and use dreams to solve problems.

Best used for:  Protection against illness, releasing negative thoughts, cultivating harmonious relationships

7) Hematite meaning

Hematite brings an energy shield down to protect from the negativity of others. This can be especially good for city-living, business, travel, and martial arts.

Best used for:  Intuition & mental clarity, blood circulation, willpower, & courage

8) Mother of Pearl meaning

Mother of Pearl brings gentle healing power of the sea. It can relieve stress and is soothing and calming to the emotions. It stimulates our intuition, imagination, sensitivity, and adaptability. It’s calming and soothing and helps eliminate feelings of fear. Mother of Pearl gives you the ability to more easily express feelings of love.

Best used for:  Attracting prosperity, simulating imagination, & protection against negative environments

9) Tiger’s Eye meaning

Tiger Eye is a grounding stone of protection. It enhances integrity, willpower, practicality and correct use of power. It’s a stone that enhances good luck and brings prosperity, often in the form of money. Tiger eye is also a very protective stone which is especially protective during travel. With its vibrant golden color, Tiger Eye is used to increase vitality as it enhances courage, brings passion and physical strength, and allows these attributes to be tempered with mental clarity and a joyful outlook.

Best used for:  Courage, focus, prosperity, protection

10) Red Coral meaning

Red Coral meaningRed Bamboo Coral is still used today as a protective talisman against evil spirits. It’s said to bring luck to the home and is used as a protector for those who work on or near the water. Coral is also beneficial for bone growth and helps those who suffer from arthritis and other bone ailments. It can ease digestive problems, eye problems, and blood-circulation disorders.

Best used for:  Stress relief, stimulates intuition, peace & emotional healing

11) Clear Quartz meaning

One of the most abundant and important crystals throughout the world, Clear Quartz found in watches, memory chips, and even car parts. Quartz crystals are used in meditation for expanding consciousness and healing. This stone aids in memory retention and helps bring clarity and concentration to the mind. 

Best used for: Supporting professionals in the artistic community, musicians, those who work in media fields, and doctors. Useful in the treatment of migraine headaches, vertigo, or motion sickness.

12) Citrine meaning

Citrine is believed to carry the power of the sun. This stone’s frequency aids in awakening creativity and imagination and is associated with the accumulation of wealth and prosperity — as well as promoting and encouraging generosity and sharing good fortune. The gift of Citrine to a newborn attracts health, confidence, intelligence and healing wisdom.

Best used for: Grounding negative energy, aiding in smoothing family or dynamic group problems, promoting love and happiness, and guarding against those who would break your heart. Also used as an emotional shield against spite and jealousy.

13) Unakite meaning

Unakite meaningBelieved to aid in the release of energy blockages throughout the body that potentially inhibit growth. Composed of Green Epidote, Pink Field, Spar, and Quartz. All of these elements promote balance emotionally, spiritually, and mentally. In return, this leads to cultivating the love of others. This stone is said to provide healing energies to those recovering from a major illness.

Best used for: Balancing energies, supporting the reproductive system, and reducing the influence of electromagnetic smog.

14) Jasper meaning

Jasper MeaningThis powerful quartz is defined by its wide variety of color and forms. Ancient shamans, priests, and kings wore Jasper amulets, as it was viewed as a powerful protection stone from both the physical world and spiritual realms. This stone can be extremely powerful in banishing nightmares or harmful thoughts and providing relief from stress.

Best used for: Alleviating stress, promoting tranquility, deepening focus, and banishing harmful or negative thoughts. Thought to lend support emotionally to strengthen self-discipline and promotes grounding energies.

15) Onyx meaning

A calming stone noted to help remove fears, worries, and aid in surrounding comforts. Said to promote the strength, determination, and force behind the making of wise decisions, wearing Black Onyx aids the wearer in controlling passionate emotions.

Best used for: Aiding during times of mental or physical stress as well as support during bereavement.

16) Green Aventurine meaning

Green Aventurine MeaningCommonly referred to as the “stone of opportunity”, it is considered by many to be the crystal of prosperity and wealth. This stone allows the wearer to release old patterns or habits while making room for new growth.

Best used for: Boosting leadership qualities, embracing change, and enhancing motivation for creativity. Gives healing support for cardiac conditions, circulatory problems, and those recovering from surgery or illness.

17) Garnet meaning

Although this crystal is known for its red color, it’s found throughout the world in a variety of colors. Used for centuries, this powerful stone has been revered by civilizations across the globe and continues to this day to be worn as a gem. It’s also used for watch gears and scientific instruments.

Best used for: Creative powers, stimulating metabolism, reducing toxins, providing strength in challenging situations, and cultivating balanced energy.

18) Agate meaning

Agate meaningBecause of the beautiful unique markings of Agate, this stone’s markings are referred to as the “earth’s rainbows”. Used in healing amulets as well as decorations all the way back to the days of Babylon, it spread throughout ancient civilizations. It’s known for balancing positive and negative forces of energy throughout the universe.

Best used for: Harmonizing polar opposite energies, self-confidence, protection while traveling (particularly traffic accidents). Pairs well with dancers, dentists, and environmentalists. Provides emotional support for educators and recreational workers.

19) Tourmaline meaning

Tourmaline meaningThe Egyptians had a beautiful legend for this unique stone. They said Tourmaline shot through a rainbow as it came up from the earth. Some, however, are red and pink. This is why, when it was discovered by the Dutch off the coast of Italy in the late 1600’s, it was immediately confused for rubies. This confusion persisted for so long that Russian crown jewels were made of them! Little did they know Tourmaline has the widest array of colors in any healing stone.

Best used for: Creating a healthy digestive system, making stronger bones and teeth, and increasing self-confidence. It’s also said to attract prosperity and connect us to a more compassionate disposition.

20) Selenite meaning

Selenite meaningA must-have for anyone getting into the crystal space! Selenite’s name is derived from the Greeks, who believed it was a similar color to the moon. It means ‘Stone of the Moon’. Typically forming near hot springs or clay, its long striations are created from water. This also gives it a soft, brittle nature. But don’t worry! What it lacks in strength it more than makes up for in energy.

Best used for: Amazingly, Selenite can be used to clear other stones by laying them on top of a Seleniteslab. It also connects very strongly to the third eye and other chakras and helps to purify their energies. It’s sort of an energetic master healer!

21) Carnelian meaning

Carnelian has an especially interesting connection to humanity because the red variety has been used since Neolithic man. Incredibly, they used them as necklaces. It was also used by the Romans to make seals in wax because wax doesn’t stick to this stone. It was also used by the Egyptians, Greeks, and in Hebrew jewelry for sacred ceremonies.

Best used for: Stimulating the metabolism, aiding menopause, and improving concentration. In its shade of red, it’s fantastic for balancing the sacral chakra. Carnelian was also thought to help protect the dead on their journey in the afterlife, hence it helps remove the fear of death.

22) Obsidian

Obsidian meaningObsidian is created when lava is ejected forcefully from a volcano and dries quickly. Its ability to form sharp edges is why it has been used since the neolithic era. It was so prized, archeologists have found it over a thousand miles away from its origin. Even into the modern era, many cultures continue to use it for rituals or sometimes even for surgery.

Best used for: Protecting against negative energyObsidian is actually thought to absorb it, and even block things like psychic attack. Use this stone during tough times or situations.

23) Fluorite meaning

The ancient Egyptians and Chinese loved this stone! It was widely used for ornamental purposes because of its beautiful colors. Today, Fluorite is used for its industrial purposes in smelting and specialty photography lenses. These different colors of this stone are truly beautiful!

Best used for: Clearing a confused mind. This is such a great stone for determining your life path, which is often overlooked in the chaos of the everyday. Also terrific for stimulating the third eye.

24) Bloodstone meaning

Interestingly, Bloodstone is a form of Chalcedony, which is a type of Quartz. A stone of deep religious significance, many Christians of the middle ages thought it formed from the blood of Christ’s tears. It was actually commonly referred to as the martyr’s stone. Many religious statues and scenes of the crucifixion were made from this gemstone.

Best used for: As its name suggests, Bloodstone is often used for blood ailments, such as anemia and poor circulation. In India, it’s used as an aphrodisiac. Also great for self-esteem and intuition.

25) Sodalite meaning

Sodalite is a beautiful stone that wasn’t discovered until the late 1800’s, and became popular in the early 1900’s. Known as a wisdom stone, it helps to create a strong energy field of courage and wisdom. This is because it helps to calm the mind and increase harmony with others. 

Best used for: Courage, wisdom, and harmonious relationships with loved ones.

26) Chrysocolla meaning

For centuries, Native Americans carried Chrysocolla with them for its healing properties. They believed it calmed emotions and increased the body’s resistance to physical and mental ailments. Chrysocolla is considered to be a stone of peace, forgiveness, and soothing positive energy. This is why it’s considered a stone of feminine strength. Even Cleopatra carried it with her everywhere she went! It also helps to strengthen emotional bonds by encouraging us to speak lovingly to friends and family — hence it’s wonderful for teachers as well.

Best used for: Stimulating the throat chakra is at the top of this list because it helps us to communicate more effectively. It also strengthens the overall vibration of health and is great for teachers.

27) Rhodonite meaning

The word Rhodonite comes from the Greeks, who named it ‘rhodos’ or rose, because of its unique pink/red hues. And you guessed it — Rhodonite is fantastic when it comes to matters of the heart, particularly when there are painful issues afoot. This heart stone sends out vibes of forgiveness and love, helping us to move on from something that might be holding us back. This allows us to come to a place of harmony.

Best used for: Finding balance after a major loss, coming out of grief, or relieving heartache in general. It’s wonderful to use if your goal is to learn love yourself again.

28) Moonstone meaning

Hinduism has long held that Moonstone is made of solidified moonbeams. The Romans also believed the power of the moon was trapped in this beautiful stone. It’s not hard to see why — after all, when caught in the right light, you can see the shimmering colors of the rainbow that are seemingly trapped in this stone. Surprisingly, this stone is associated with the heart chakra and is considered a symbol of feminine love in India. It’s usually given couples as a gift on anniversaries.

Best used for: Healing the feminine nature we all carry within us. It’s also great for that time of the month, and highlights the power of clairvoyance and intuition.

29) Lapis Lazuli meaning

For thousands of years, Lapis Lazuli was one of the most prized gemstones in the world. Deep blue has long been thought of as a symbol of royalty, power, vision, and spirituality. In ancient times, it was used for the dye created from it, creating rich tapestries for the wealthy. Even King Tut’s sarcophagus was inlaid with this wonderful stone. It’s believed to be a sort of mind stone, increasing psychic abilities, and inner vision.

Best used for: Lapis Lazuli is wonderful for improving the efficiency of the mind. Psychically, it’s a powerful stone that’s been used throughout history to expand connection to visions. It’s beneficial for the throat, glandular system, and skin conditions when held directly at the affected spot